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Pens drop 5th straight

Apr 11, 2015

Pens drop 5th straight

The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent the majority of the Sidney Crosby era treating the regular season as an 82-game exhibition until the playoffs start. Not this year. Not by a long shot. John Tavares broke a tie with his 37th goal of the season ...

Kings won't make playoffs

Apr 10, 2015

Kings won't make playoffs

Ok, who predicted this: The Calgary Flames are going to the playoffs while the Los Angeles Kings are heading home? Yeah, sure. Jiri Hudler scored twice and added an assist Thursday night as the Flames clinched their first playoff spot in six years with ...

Rangers seal best record

Apr 8, 2015

Rangers seal best record

There wasn’t much celebrating after the New York Rangers won the Presidents’ Trophy for the best regular-season record for the third time in franchise history. The postgame activity after the Rangers’ 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night was businesslike, from ...

Canucks top Kings in SO

Apr 7, 2015

Canucks top Kings in SO

Chris Higgins scored in the shootout and Eddie Lack made 36 saves as the Vancouver Canucks earned a critical late-season victory over the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Monday night. Daniel Sedin scored in regulation as the Canucks solidified second place in the Pacific ...

Blues beat Blackhawks to top Central Division

Apr 6, 2015

Blues beat Blackhawks to top Central Division

The St. Louis Blues are primed to grind out the regular season and head into the playoffs on a high note. Olli Jokinen and David Backes scored in the second period as the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Sunday night for their ...

Red Wings beat Wild after eight rounds of SO

Apr 5, 2015

Red Wings beat Wild after eight rounds of SO

Darren Helm didn’t expect to have the game on his stick eight rounds into a shootout. Yet it was his goal that gave Detroit a crucial extra point. Helm, Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan scored in a long shootout, and the Red Wings outlasted ...

Schwartz's hat trick lifts Blues in thriller

Apr 4, 2015

Schwartz's hat trick lifts Blues in thriller

An NHL-record four goals in 49 seconds made up only part of the story in a wild contest between the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars. Alex Pietrangelo scored the unassisted tiebreaker in the third period Friday night, but it was the seventh goal ...

Kings thrash lowly Oilers

Apr 3, 2015

Kings thrash lowly Oilers

With three goals in the first 10 minutes, the Los Angeles Kings demonstrated how seriously they’re taking their late playoff push. With three more goals in the third period of their highest-scoring performance in a half-decade, the defending Stanley Cup champions reminded everybody that ...

Ducks wrap up third straight division crown

Apr 2, 2015

Ducks wrap up third straight division crown

Although the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up another division title and secured another 50-win season, their dressing room was conspicuously free of champagne, plastic sheeting or any type of celebration. Late in another dominant regular season, the Ducks are determined to stay focused on bigger ...

Ovechkin powers Capitals to win

Apr 1, 2015

Ovechkin powers Capitals to win

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal, reaching that mark for the sixth time and tying a team record with the 472nd of his career, and added an assist to help the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 Tuesday night. With his team ...